People Of Southeast Queens: May 12-18, 2017

The University of Albany has named several Queens students as resident assistants for the spring 2017 semester, including Laurelton’s Shavon Brooks and Linda Imafidon; Springfield Gardens’ Langie Cadesca; Rosedale’s Matthew Esho; Queens Village’s Jasmine Joy Fordan; Jamaica’s Shavon Haughton, Alondra Sanchez and Jonathan Thomas; Flushing’s Radha Urribarri; Astoria’s Nurliman Elmegahed; Glendale’s Maggie O’Malley; Long Island City’s Vince Seeraj; South Richmond Hill’s Aneila Barran; Rego Park’s Athena Gutierrez; and Woodhaven’s Melissa Henriquez.

The University of Albany has presented its President’s Leadership Awards to St. Albans’ Simone Rowe, Hollis’ Aritra Saha, Ozone Park’s Stephany Ruiz and Michael Khan, Whitestone’s Antonio Iacobelli, Flushing’s Radha Urribarri and Middle Village’s Daniella San Andres. The award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life at the university, whether through leadership, service, academic achievement or involvement with the school’s community.

The University of Albany has also named several Queens students as housing managers for the 2017-2018 academic year, including Jamaica’s Osa Adewemimo, Laurelton’s Linda Imafidon, St. Albans’ Kimberly Thelusma, Maspeth’s Melissa Galeano, Sunnyside’s Alyssa Shanderson and Elmhurst’s Aneliz Hernandez.

Several Southeast Queens soldiers have received National Guard promotions, including Queens Village’s Edwin Ponce (who has been awarded the rank of captain and assigned to the Headquarters, 106th Regiment), Rosedale’s Lauren Henderson (who has been promoted to a specialist and assigned to the 133rd Quartermaster Support Company), St. Albans’ Nashekia Parkins (who has been promoted to a specialist and assigned to the 14th Finance Detachment) and Jamaica’s Justin Gillis (who has been promoted to private first class and assigned to Company A, 1-69th Infantry) and Dhervi Kapoor (who has been promoted to private first class and assigned to Company E, 3-142nd Aviation).

Springfield Gardens’ Jan Powell graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth during the school’s May 13 commencement ceremony. At that time, Powell obtained a bachelor of science degree.

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile No-Cost Breast Cancer Screening Program, which provides mammograms and clinical breast exams to uninsured and medically underserved city women, will hold two upcoming free screenings in Queens. The first will be held on May 17 at PS 134Q, located at 203-06 109th Ave. in Hollis, while the second will take place on May 20 at Springfield Gardens IS 59, located at 132-55 Ridgedale St. in Springfield Gardens. To schedule an appointment, call (877) 628-9090.

Markus Louw, a 17-year-old sophomore from Rockaway Park, was recently a wardrobe assistant for the Bard College at Simon’s Rock Theatre Program production of “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani.

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